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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

by Mo Willems Illustrated by Mo Willems

The bus driver has to leave for a while, and he makes one request of readers: "Don't let the pigeon drive the bus." It's the height of common sense, but the driver clearly knows this determined pigeon and readers do not — yet.

"Hey, can I drive the bus?" asks the bird, at first all sweet reason, and then, having clearly been told no by readers, he begins his ever-escalating, increasingly silly bargaining. "I tell you what: I'll just steer," and "I never get to do anything," then "No fair! I bet your mom would let me."

In a wonderfully expressive spread, the pigeon finally loses it, and, feathers flying and eyeballs popping, screams "LET ME DRIVE THE BUS!!!" in huge, scratchy, black-and-yellow capital letters. The driver returns, and the pigeon leaves in a funk — until he spots a huge tractor trailer, and dares to dream again.

Ages
3, 6, 4, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
1
Lexile Measure
120L
DRA
16
Guided Reading
J
Publisher
HYPERION (CHILDREN DISNEY)
Number of Pages
36
Genre
Comedy and Humor

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